2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

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2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Race details[1][2]
Race 21 of 36 in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Map of the basic speedway
Map of the basic speedway
Date August 6, 2006 (2006-August-06)
Official name Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Hot with temperatures approaching 89.6 °F (32.0 °C); wind speeds up to 10.2 miles per hour (16.4 km/h)
Average speed 137.182 miles per hour (220.773 km/h)
Attendance 280,000
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Most laps led
Driver Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing
Laps 87
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Benny Parsons

The 2006 Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, the 13th running of the event, was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on August 6, 2006 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested at 160 laps on the 2.5 mile (4.023 km) speedway, it was the twenty-first race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won the race, his fourth win of the season. Matt Kenseth finished second and Kevin Harvick finished third.

Background[edit]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis. It is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

Summary[edit]

The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, the second richest race on the Nextel Cup circuit, was held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 6, 2006. Jeff Burton won the pole. Jimmie Johnson came back from 38th place after suffering a blown left front tire early in the race that caused some fender damage to become the second driver to win both the Daytona 500 and the Allstate 400 in the same season, first accomplished by Dale Jarrett in 1996.

Failed to qualify: Paul Menard (#15), Michael Waltrip (#55), Johnny Sauter (#70), Kevin Lepage (#49), Stephen Leicht (#90), Bobby Hamilton, Jr. (#04), Derrike Cope (#61)

Top 10 results[edit]

Pos[1] Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 185
2 20 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford 160 175
3 10 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 170
4 2 07 Clint Bowyer (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 160
5 19 6 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 160 155
6 31 8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 160 150
7 37 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 151
8 32 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 160 142
9 22 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford 160 138
10 14 11 Denny Hamlin (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 160 134

Race statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 2:54:57
  • Average Speed: 137.182 miles per hour (220.773 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: 182.778
  • Cautions: 8 for 24 laps
  • Margin of Victory: under caution
  • Lead changes: 18
  • Percent of race run under caution: 15%
  • Average green flag run: 17 laps

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Racing information at Racing Reference
  2. ^ "2006 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
Preceded by
2006 Pennsylvania 500
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Season
2006
Succeeded by
2006 AMD at The Glen